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WA Gascoyne getting soaked

Ben McBurney, Friday June 14, 2013 - 12:50 EST

Parts of Western Australia's Gascoyne are getting drenched, with some
places already seeing their best June rain in several years.

A low pressure trough is combining with warm waters in the Indian
Ocean to create a thick cloud band, causing areas of rain across the
region.

Winderie collected 34mm in the 24 hours to 9am, its best June rain in
four years and its second heaviest fall for any month in two years,
while Carnarvon recorded 21mm, its best rain in half a year.

Other notable falls included 26mm at Denham, 32mm at Byro and 30mm at
Mooloo Downs.

Rain areas will persist over the region today, with a further 20-30mm
likely over some parts, most likely near the coast.

By Saturday, the trough will begin to weaken with only a few showers
persisting. By Sunday, dry conditions should return as a high pressure
system approaches the region.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

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